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Logging in to RT2 is easy, and we make it easier by providing login directions for novices and experts. If you're not sure which size to choose, go with the smaller size. But wait, there's more! We also provide troubleshooting information to help assist with problems since technology is always so perfect.

Login directions for experts:

  Telnet to

Login directions for novices:

If you are reading this section, you are most likely using Windows XP. IF you're not sure, then you are. If you're using a Mac OS, see the Mac OS section below.

Windows XP:

The basic concept is that you will create a shortcut on your desktop. After that is created, you double-click on it each time you want to connect to RT2. - First, move the mouse pointer to anywhere on the blank desktop and right-click. Select New -> Shortcut.

- The Create Shortcut thingie will open. You will need to type this into the empty white area:

telnet 9000

- Then click Next and then click Finish.

- A new icon will appear somewhere on your desktop. You must locate it and double-click on it to connect. You will need to double-click this each time you wish to connect to RT2.

Copying text from the telnet session to Windows:

- Right-click the top portion of the telnet windows and select Edit -> Mark.
- Use the mouse to to highight the text you want to copy from the telnet window.
- Press the Enter key to copy the text.
- You may now paste the text into another windows application such as a browser or email message.

Pasting text from a Windows application top the telnet session:

- Copy the text from Windows using whatever means you like.
- Right-click the top portion of the telnet windows and select Edit -> Paste.
- The text will appear in the telnet window.

Mac OS X:

In general, you need to locate and install a Telnet client. Once that's installed and working, connect to the usual address. Make sure you're using port 9000 and ot the default telnet port.


If you're having problems connecting, try these steps:

- Make sure that port 9000 is not being blocked by a firewall. This includes both software firewalls and hardware firewalls. Port 9000 is not a common port, and as such, communication on this port may be blocked. If you are unable to connect, ask your system administrator if port 9000 is blocked to the Internet from your network. If this person asks "Why?", just engage them in a discussion about Talk Like a Pirate Day.